Nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism. Supported by readers.



Pakistan grapples with discontent over rape prosecutions

Less than four percent of Pakistan’s rape cases result in a conviction, according to activists. Now some political parties are pushing to make it even harder to prosecute rapists.

Pakistan says US drone strikes won’t stop Taliban talks

The US drone strike that killed Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud infuriated Pakistanis and the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif insisted peace talks with the group will go forward.